‘The Best Support’ – ‘All I Did Was Listen’

Today a poem and drawing I created when I was 16 was featured in a blog by one of my favourite artists.  Her name’s Rachel Awes and her blog is “All I Did Was Listen.”  Today’s post (including my drawing and poem) is ‘Listening to You’ which is in a series of guest posts on Fridays, on the theme of ‘Listening’.

Rachel does wonderful line drawings with colour, combined with a quote, usually something inspired by her experiences as a psychologist.  She has a new book out filled with her gorgeous drawings, called ‘All I did was Listen‘ which you can order on Etsy (click on the title for the link).  I can’t wait to receive my copy in the mail!

I will include for you my drawing and poem shared on her blog.  It is one of the poems in my book “Stranger In The Moving Chair,” self-published 2004.

‘The Best Support’
Copyright 1997 by Shiloh Moore
“´╗┐The Best Support”
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The best way to help
Is to listen
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Advice seems to pour
From those
Who insist they understand
But have never experienced it.
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Those who help
Are those who listen
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Those who accept
There is no magic cure
Accept they cannot instantly
Make things happily ever after
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The best support
Is not a quick fix
But a listening ear,
No judgment,
And acceptance.
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Copyright 1997 by Shiloh Moore

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